Save the date: Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale on May 3-5, 2024


The Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society (SCSS) will hold its 2024 Show & Sale on the first weekend in May at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center next to McKinley Park.

Dates and times of the sale 

Friday, May 3:
Volunteer shopping from noon to 1:00 PM; public entry from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 

Saturday, May 4:
Public entry from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Sunday, May 5:
Public entry from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 

The Show will not be judged. Instead, we encourage club members at all levels to enter their plants to showcase the amazing variety of succulents.

Click here to download the official flyer [PDF] with all the pertinent information.

Volunteers needed

We are looking for more volunteers for the Show & Sale, especially on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. Jobs include cashiers and cashier assistants, general help (door monitors, plant hotel staff, show area monitor, etc.). If you want to help out, please contact volunteer coordinator Dave Roberts as soon as possible.

Volunteers will have an exclusive hour of shopping (Friday, May 3, 12:00 PM –1:00 PM) before the public is admitted. This gives them first dibs at the goodies brought by the vendors – a huge benefit because many rare plants are only available in limited quantities and sell quickly. In addition, volunteers will be fed lunch on all days that they volunteer.


The following vendors have signed up for this year's event:

Pottery vendors

  • Elaine Thomas
  • Emily Withers (Ekishi Pottery)
  • Eric Bailey
  • Keith Taylor (Pottery by Kitoi)
  • Linda Partman
  • Martin Gil (Strange Matter Ceramics)
  • Mike Cone

Plant vendors

  • Amie Frisch (Vivid Root)
  • Annie Wolf (Desert Wonders)
  • Austin McManus and Mel Eligo (Public Land Store)
  • Bill Munkascy (Planta Seca)
  • Cassidy Roberts-Yee (Radiant Cactus)
  • David Calibo (Gardener’s Home)
  • David Churchill (Cacti & Succulents)
  • Gianluca Bacci and Shaun Shumaker (Rare Plantsmen)
  • J.D. Wikert (Cacti and Succulents)
  • Jim Smith (Haworthia Hybrids)
  • John Bloss (JC Succulents)
  • Kal Kaminer (L.A. Succulents)
  • Lesley Shores & Jerry Slater (L & J Plants)
  • Naomi Bloss (California Succulents)
  • Nick Wilkinson (Grow Nursery)
  • Oahn Vu (Green Gemini Cactus)
  • Peter Beiersdorfer and Jann Lepson (P.B. & J. Cacti and Succulents)
  • Peter Walkowiak (PW Plants)
  • Richard Withers (Dry Creek Cactus and Pottery)
  • Stan Verkler (Cacti and Succulents)

For the latest updates, keep an eye on the SCSS website and/or the SCSS Facebook page.

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